# Definition:Möbius Strip

## Definition

A Möbius strip is a surface with boundary obtained by twisting a side of a rectangle by $180$ degrees, then joining the twisted side and the opposite side of it together.

## Also known as

Some sources (particularly American) use the term Möbius band on the grounds that the word strip may be considered inappropriate language to use in front of children and adolescents.

## Source of Name

This entry was named for August Ferdinand Möbius.